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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

What is The BFG Dream Jar Trail?

We were in London last week and I was in search of Dr Martens at http://www.drmartens.com/uk/store?storeId=184 and I kept seeing the jars. You know me I am like a cat...majorly curious. I stopped read the tag on the jar then proceeded to research this art trail through London. I was amazed at the public art installation. There oozes so much possibility with this movie and book for art lessons. I have copied and pasted information from several resources. If you aren't familiar with this art trail check it out. If you are reading this blog you art pretty artsy so I am guessing this will inspire you to incorporate into your classroom in some form or fashion. Enjoy - 1969

 About The BFG Dream Jar Trail
This summer, the streets of London are transformed with magical giant Dream Jars to celebrate Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday and The BFG movie release.
These Dream Jars can only belong to The BFG (Big Friendly Giant). Maybe he mislaid them during his night-time wanderings delivering wonderful dreams to sleeping children – or “chiddlers” as The BFG would say! Follow The BFG Dream Jar Trail and explore this world of dreams for yourself.

What is The BFG Dream Jar Trail?

“Dreams is so quick on the outside but long on the inside,” says The BFG.
The BFG Dream Jar Trail brings to life the long-held dreams of celebrities and artists with Dream Jars across London and beyond this summer. Each jar contains “splendiferous” sculptures based on dream stories from the likes of Steven Spielberg, Stephen Hawking, the Delevingne sisters and many more. Learn more about each jar and the dreams that inspired our celebrity “dreamers”.
You can discover The BFG Dream Jars in iconic spots such as Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace. Find out where all the jars are, and don’t forget to share your images of the Dream Jars on Twitter and Instagram using #BFGDreamJars to be in with a chance of winning some exciting prizes.

The jars will be sold to raise money for Save the Children and Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity – so you may even be able to collect a BFG Dream Jar of your own and help little “chiddlers” too!

How to Find the Dream Jars

You’ll find Dream Jars across London so make sure to follow our map or download a printable version to allow you to explore easily. Go on one of our themed mini trails to make exploring even more “wondercrump”.
Do some “buckswashling” to also find BFG Dream Jars in Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow and Cheshire.

What are Dream Jars?

Dream Jars are where The BFG keeps the good dreams that he mixes before he delivers them into “childdlers” bedrooms using his giant dream trumpet. “Dreams is mysterious things” and range from nasty “trogglehumpers” to wonderful golden “phizzwizards”. But instead, you’ll find magnificent sculptures in the jars on The BFG Dream Jar Trail. Take a look at all of The BFG Dream Jars to decide which ones to visit first.

How Does The BFG Dream Jar Trail Support Save the Children?

The jars will be sold to support the work of leading children’s charity Save the Children, giving children in the UK and around the world the chance to dream big and fulfil their potential. Every day Save the Children does whatever it takes to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. Money raised from the sale of the Dream Jars will help them change the world for children, giving more children the chance to make their dreams come true.
Donate now to help the most vulnerable children and find out more about the auction.

How Were The BFG Dream Jars Made?

The BFG Dream Jars were made by arts and design specialists 3D Eye, who create everything from one-off sculptures and red carpet premieres to city-wide sculptural attractions and fashion shows throughout the world. Working with images directly from The BFG film, the Dream Jars were first modelled in 3D and miniature versions were created before the giant full-size jars were put together by an amazing team of sculptors, artists and model makers.
From the hands of these artisans and crafts people the sculptures have been created from an amazing array of materials and methods, so each jar is different and every sculpture within “splendiferously” unique. And, of course, “every dream is having its special label”.

Who is Roald Dahl?

Roald Dahl is the world’s number one storyteller. His books, which also include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda and Fantastic Mr. Fox, are currently available in 58 languages and have sold more than 200 million copies worldwide. The BFG Dream Jar Trail is run in conjunction with Roald Dahl 100, which is celebrating 100 years since the author’s birth with a series of events and activities throughout the UK during 2016. Four of the jars on the trail will be sold in aid of Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity, to continue the charity's work providing specialist nurses and family support for seriously ill children in the UK.

Author Sophie Dahl, granddaughter of Roald Dahl, upon whom the main character of Sophie is said to be based, said: "I am thrilled to be part of such a creative adventure in support of the incredible work of Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity. My grandfather was a great champion of dreams and imagination and I feel he would have been delighted to see his work supporting children in this way.”

What is The BFG?

This beloved novel by Roald Dahl was published in 1982 and has been enchanting readers of all ages ever since. This year, Steven Spielberg brings The BFG to the big screen. The BFG tells the extraordinary tale of a young girl from London named Sophie. British newcomer Ruby Barnhill plays Sophie. The Big Friendly Giant is Oscar-winner Mark Rylance. Together they embark on a marvellous adventure, filled with “snozzcumbers”, dream jars, “frobscottle” and even a memorable meeting with The Queen!


Dream Jars Link:
http://www.visitlondon.com/bfg/dream-jars





























Here are just 2 ideas for art lessons: 

Check out the links:

https://www.pinterest.com/explore/the-bfg/ 

http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/library/books/the-bfg

http://tonyastreatsforteachers.blogspot.com/2012/04/bfg-unit.html

http://www.roalddahl.com/create-and-learn/teach/teach-the-stories/the-bfg-lessons

https://www.teachervision.com/childrens-art-activities/printable/52036.html

http://study.com/academy/lesson/the-bfg-activities-projects.html 




 

Famous personalities from across the globe share their dreams to inspire and improve children’s lives

http://www.savethechildren.org.uk/2016-07/famous-personalities-across-globe-share-their-dreams-inspire-and-improve-children%E2%80%99s-lives-2



Steven Spielberg, Mark Rylance, Professor Stephen Hawking, Simon Cowell, HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, Niall Horan, Maisie Williams, Sir Richard Branson, Nadiya Hussain, Naomi Campbell, Dominic West, Graham Norton, HRH The Countess of Wessex, Arsenal Football Club, Buzz Aldrin, Sophie Dahl, Team GB, The Delevingne sisters, Dame Helen Mirren and a host of others have their dreams transformed into art to go on display across the UK
Thursday, 7 July 2016 - 6:26pm
Inspired by the release of the highly anticipated film, The BFG, and the celebrations marking the 100th anniversary of Roald Dahl’s birth, director Steven Spielberg, actor Mark RylanceHRH The Duchess of CornwallProfessor Stephen Hawking and the Delevingne sisters are among dozens of high-profile individuals supporting a project to raise money for children across the world.
A new public art installation called The BFG Dream Jar Trail is launching in partnership with Unilever across the UK from tomorrow (Saturday). The unique trail has seen the childhood dreams and aspirations of 50 celebrated famous people transformed into sculptures by talented artists. The whimsical sculptures have beenplaced in giant Dream Jars up to six feet tall to form an art trail in London and across the UK for everyone to see for free this summer.
The trail is raising money for Save the Children to support their vital work in some of the toughest places in the world so that every child has the chance to make their dreams come true. It will also benefit a specialist nursing programme supported by Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity. The jars are to be auctioned in collaboration with Paddle8 to raise money for both causes.
The film's Academy Award®winning director Steven Spielberg has dreamt of having; “All the sweets in the world but this child in a candy shop would have no ill effects from overindulgence”.  Entitled ‘Sweet Dreams’, the jar has been designed by the director himself and will be on display in Leicester Square.
Spielberg said: “All kids deserve to have the chance to dream big so I’m delighted to be a part of The BFG Dream Jar Trail so that we can share our dreams together and support the work of Save the Children across the world.”
HRH The Duchess of Cornwall ‘s dream of sharing the magic of books has been brought to life by the renowned art director Michael Howells. The Duchess said: “The power of a good story is immense. It starts a voyage of discovery into different worlds that broadens and stimulates our minds. My dream is that every child learns to read and discovers the lifelong pleasure of books.”
The unique art trail, which has been jointly organised by Save the Children, the Roald Dahl Literary Estate, Entertainment One and VisitLondon.com and supported by Unilever, will be on display in London and other parts of the UK from 9th July to 31 August. The auction will launch alongside the film’s premiere on 17th July at paddle8.com/bfg
Among the places hosting jars are The Museum of Modern Art in Glasgow, The Lowry in Manchester, The Hayes shopping area in Cardiff and world-famous London landmarks such as Trafalgar Square, the Tower of London, Leicester Square, Harrods, Emirates Stadium and The Shard.
The BFG tells the extraordinary tale of a young girl named Sophie and the Big Friendly Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant County. Together they embark on a marvellous and buckswashling adventure filled with snozzcumbers, dream jars, frobscottle and even the Queen! The mismatched pair form an unlikely friendship that will inspire enormous bravery in the BFG and give Sophie a taste of the family she dreams of.  The film stars three-time Tony Award®, two-time Olivier Award, BAFTA and Oscar® winner Mark Rylance as the Big Friendly Giant; Penelope Wilton as the Queen; Rebecca Hall as Mary, the Queen’s handmaid and introduces newcomer Ruby Barnhill as Sophie.  It is released in cinemas on 22nd July.
Professor Stephen Hawking based his dream jar on the thoughts of an ancient Chinese philosopher, who questioned whether our dreams are actually reality – a question Professor Hawking says can only be answered if we understand more about the universe. He added: “It is so important that everyone has the chance to dream, whatever their age and no matter where they live. I’m proud to share my dream about discovering the secrets of the universe and I am delighted that the money raised will give children everywhere the chance to make their own dreams come true.”
Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams’s, ‘A Whale’s Tale’, sees her dreaming of being tiny and swimming alongside a whale. “My dream is to be in my swimming costume underwater, when suddenly out of the blue comes a GIGANTIC SPERM WHALE. He swims right up to me and we are nose to nose. He’s huge and I’m very, very tiny, but we swim along together under the ocean waves.”
One Direction’s Niall Horan’s, ‘Dream Date’, shows him in a hot air balloon floating high with the girl of his dreams above the Irish countryside; “As a little boy, I liked the idea of floating above the trees and looking down on the world from above. Now I like the idea of having someone with me for the ride.”
Models Poppy and Cara Delevingne together with their sister Chloe, chose ‘Sisterhood’ as the theme of their dream: “We are strongest when we are together, our dream is that we will always be close and will support each other.”
HRH The Countess of Wessex has worked with Irish Artist Ryan McElhinney to bring to life her dream of a safe internet for children: “It is imperative that we shelter the most precious thing we have, our children, from the online presences that threaten to destroy their innocence and happiness.”
Other dream jars include granddaughter of the book’s author and writer in her own right Sophie Dahl’s ‘Happy Jumble of Life‘ Simon Cowell’s ‘For the Love of Animals’ actor Helen Mirren’s, ‘Dream of England’, businessman Sir Richard Branson’s, ‘Reach for the Stars’, former astronaut Buzz Aldrin’s, ‘Life on Mars’, Team GB’s ‘Believe in Extraordinary’, Dominic West’s ‘Home is Where the Heart is’ and presenter Graham Norton’s, ‘Monkeying Around’. Initially 34 jars will go on display with others being unveiled in the following two weeks.
Tanya Steele, Interim CEO of Save the Children, said: “Changing the world for children means giving them the chance to dream. That’s why Save the Children works in some of the toughest places in the world to make sure every child gets that chance. We do whatever it takes to help children get the healthiest start in life, providing access to life-changing education and protecting them in times of disaster. We’re thrilled to be a partner of The BFG Dream Jar Trail because, through the money raised, we’ll be able to make sure that more children get the opportunity to fulfil their potential no matter how big their dreams are. Together, we can rewrite the story for children everywhere.”
Charlotte Carroll, Sustainability and Communications Director for Unilever UK, said: “We are excited to be supporting The BFG Dream Jar Trail to help inspire children to dream humungous and splendiferous dreams for a brighter future. At Unilever, we believe in creating a better world where everyone has enough food to eat and no child goes to bed hungry. Where every child lives beyond their fifth birthday and has the right to a happy childhood.”
*VisitLondon.com has a dedicated section enabling visitors to view the art trail map, share their pictures and discover the stories behind each Jar and location. www.visitlondon.com/bfg

About Save the Children
Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the UK and around the world, we work every day to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. When crisis strikes, and children are most vulnerable, we are always among the first to respond and the last to leave. We ensure children’s unique needs are met and their voices are heard. We deliver lasting results for millions of children, including those hardest to reach. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share. For more information visit: www.savethechildren.org.uk   

About Unilever
Unilever is committed to creating a brighter future and aims to unite and amplify the efforts of a growing community of people who believe it is possible to build a world where everyone lives well and lives sustainably. We believe there has never been a better time to create a brighter future for our children: a world where everyone has enough food to eat and no child goes to bed hungry. Where every child lives beyond their fifth birthday and has the right to a happy childhood. Where every home has enough water to drink and to wash, cook and clean, and where everybody can enjoy life today while protecting the planet for future generations. For more information visit: brightfuture.unilever.co.uk
About Roald Dahl 100
2016 marks 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl – the world’s number one storyteller. There will be celebrations for Roald Dahl 100 throughout 2016, delivering a year packed with gloriumptious treats and squiffling surprises for everyone.  Go to www.roalddahl.com/roalddahl100 to find out more and don’t forget to get ready for the world's biggest Roald Dahl birthday party on 13th September 2016 by visiting www.roalddahl.com/party now and registering for your free Roald Dahl party pack. 

About Entertainment One
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a global independent studio that specialises in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.
Entertainment One’s robust network includes film and television studio The Mark Gordon Company; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; leading feature film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures; unscripted television production companies Renegade 83Paperny Entertainment and Force Four Entertainment; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency Secret Location.
The Company’s rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 100,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks.

About Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity
Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity provides specialist children’s nurses and family support for seriously ill children in the UK.  We focus on helping children with serious, rare, undiagnosed or overlooked conditions, supporting both their medical and emotional needs. 
There are currently 54 Roald Dahl specialist children’s nurses in post caring for over 15,000 children in hospitals across the UK, with serious and rare conditions.  Roald Dahl's creativity and determination helped to develop pioneering medical treatment and the charity also helps specialist children's nurses undertake research to invent new ways to improve care. Coping not just with a child's illness but also the unknown, puts immense strain on children and their families and direct help is provided to families in financial need when caring for their child.

About London & Partners
London & Partners is the official promotional company for London, which owns and manages the official tourism site, VisitLondon.com. We promote London and attract businesses, events, congresses, students and visitors to the capital. Our aims are to build London’s international reputation and to attract investment and visitor spend, which create jobs and growth. London & Partners is a not-for-profit public private partnership, funded by the Mayor of London and our network of commercial partners. For more information visit londonandpartners.com   

http://fundraising.co.uk/2016/05/04/public-art-trail-london-celebrating-roald-dahl-raise-funds-save-children/#.V56gW6LkBhZ 
A public art trail featuring giant six foot jars will come to this summer, marking the realise of the new children’s film The BFG and raising funds for Save the Children and Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity.
The BFG Dream Trail will consist of large jars containing sculptures created by artists, actors, celebrities and creatives. These will depict their childhood dreams and aspirations. Participants already include:
  • the film’s director, Steven Spielberg
  • The BFG’s star Mark Rylance who plays the eponymous friendly Giant
  • Sophie Dahl, granddaughter of the book’s author, Roald Dahl
  • illustrator Quentin Blake
  • Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain
  • Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams
  • Arsenal Football Club
  • paralympian David Weir

Phizz-Whizzing partnership

The trail is a partnership of Save the Children, Visitlondon.com, The Roald Dahl Literary Estate and Entertainment One UK.
The artworks will appear at London landmarks including Trafalgar Square, St Paul’s Cathedral, The Tower of London, Leicester Square, and Emirates Stadium. Others will appear in “key locations around the UK”, including the Buckinghamshire home of Roald Dahl, Great Missenden.

Glorumptious fundraising

Spielberg said:
“I’m excited to join The BFG Dream Jar Trail so we can all share our dreams together.  The best part of this project is its support of the valuable work that Save the Children does in giving kids across the world their own chances to dream big.”
Sophie Dahl, granddaughter of Roald Dahl, upon whom the main character of Sophie is said to be based, added:
“I am thrilled to be part of such a creative adventure in support of the incredible work of Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s charity. My grandfather was a great champion of dreams and imagination and I feel he would have been delighted to see his work supporting children in this way.”

Splendiferous trail

The trail will be open from 8 July to 31 August.  and see numerous inspirational and magical dreams brought to life. VisitLondon.com will have a dedicated BFG section enabling visitors to London to view the trail map, share their pictures and discover the stories behind each jar and location.
The sculptures will feature details of how to donate to Save the Children as well as Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity. In addition, they will be auctioned after the trail closes.

 Tanya Steele, CEO of Save the Children, said:
“We’re thrilled to be a beneficiary of The BFG Dream Jar Trail because, through the money raised, we’ll be able to make sure that more children get the opportunity to fulfil their potential no matter how big their dreams are. Together, we can rewrite the story for children everywhere.”
The BFG tells the story of a young girl and the Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country.

Spielberg’s live action film also stars British actors Rebecca Hall, Penelope Wilton and Rafe Spall and will be released across the UK on 22 July.


Get a glimpse of director Steven Spielberg’s new film also starring Penelope Wilton and Rebecca Hall below and find out more about The BFG movie, which is in cinemas in the UK and Ireland now.




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